Chris Gordon

Chris Gordon

Irish Export Cooperative

Interest

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Director

PosInform

Positive Informatics was set up in 2011. We want to bring about change to our current delivery of services globally. From government departments to limited companies, and from non-profits to individuals. We are driven to making a difference in the world. We use data to enable people and organisations to make better decisions. So we thought you might want to know a little bit about us. We have been proud to have taken part in a variety of organisations and activities. From environmental products to online retail; and from the telecoms industry to coaching watersports. We would like to think we have learned over the years to appreciate our skills and to do for a living, what we love doing for fun. We’ve been fascinated by great people doing incredible work. But sometimes, their journey is seldom told or heard. Capturing the right audience through data for our storyteller has been our goal ever since. We like to shine lights on good works, on people creating better opportunities from places of little hope. Our overriding goal is to learn from the past and listen out for the future. In that spirit, we feel that Positive Informatics is the right fit for us and for you. We love doing our work and we hope that you get a sense of our joy in helping you with yours.

Feb 2013 - Present

Director

Treehouse

Treehouse is an ambitious entrepreneur-led, entrepreneur-centric, entrepreneur-supporting ecosystem where the best local and international innovators are located, mentored, funded, and launched. Treehouse provides an energetic community-driven co-working space and collaborative-learning incubation space and is committed to developing Ireland as a global hub for entrepreneurship. The services range from hot desks to collective learning to events to funding to demo days to educational resources. A consolidated, neutral, by-entrepreneur and for-entrepreneur space that is community driven at its core

Apr 2013 - Present

Chairman

Irish Social Enterprise Network

The Irish Social Enterprise Network is an open and inclusive network for social enterprise, social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Ireland. We aim to help social enterprises get access to the support and services they require to get their idea started or to take their social enterprise to the next level. As a network we have a vision of an Ireland where the potential of social enterprises to contribute to economic development and strong communities has been fully realised.The network runs events, an active online community, supports and publishes information and opportunities on socent.ie.We are currently searching for social enterprises, social entrepreneurs and social innovators in Ireland. Are you a social enterprise or know who is? Send on your details to info@socent.ie

Nov 2012 - Present

Chairman

Irish Export Cooperative

Founder and Chairman of www.exportcoop.ie set up to reduce the cost of exports for Small Medium and Micro Enterprises in the Republic of Ireland. €30 a year flat fee membership to access substantial discounts for indigenous small business.Supported by Enterprise Ireland, Irish Exporters Association, InterTrade Ireland, County Enterprise Boards, SFA, ISME, Ulster Bank, Bank of Ireland, AIB, Chambers Ireland, Cooperative Development Society and moreSome media coverage for our accomplishments• Sunday Business Post pg 22, February 19th, 2012. Out on Your Own, 'Co-op aims to cut export costs'• Sunday Times, Business pg 9, 12th February 2012, Small Business - 'United we stand to make a profit'• InterTrade Ireland, 'Irish Export Cooperative has done it' http://www.intertradeireland.com/newsevents/news/2011/name,10688,en.html• TodayFM Sunday Business Show, 19th February 2012 http://media.todayfm.com/podcast/60203/?uniqueID=31155

Education

Education
Sep 2005 - Sep 2006

Master of Business

University of Ulster

Finance for managersFinancial Decision MakingLeadership & ChangeManaging Organisation BehaviourCorporate Social ResponsibilityInternational Strategic ManagementEconomics for BusinessManaging the Digital EnterpriseOperations & Quality ManagementInformation for Management Decision MakingInternship & Professional Development ProjectHRMInnovation and EntrepreneurshipMarketingMarketing & Strategic Management

Sep 2001 - May 2004

Theoretical Physics

Queen's University Belfast

Level 1: Vector Algebra & Dynamics, Computational Methods in Physics, Foundation Physics 1, Waves & Vector Fields, Foundation Physics 2, Analysis and Linear AlgebraLevel 2: Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Mechanics; Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Radiation; Solid State Physics and Devices; Atomic and Nuclear Physics; Classical Mechanics; Differential Equations of Applied Mathematics; Methods of Applied Mathematics; Numerical AnalysisLevel 3: Electromagnetic Theory; Quantum Theory; Tensor Field Theory; Theoretical Physics Project; Solid State Physics; Astrophysics; Advanced Numerical Analysis; Advanced Mathematical Analysis.

Certifications

Certifications

Assistant Swimming Coach

Amateur Swimming Association

National Powerboat Level II

Royal Yacht Association

Teaching in a Foreign Language

i-to-i

Beach Lifeguard

Royal Life Saving Society

Team Leading Level 3 NVQ

Institute of Learning and Management

Life Support III

Royal Life Saving Society

Safety Boat Planing Endorsement

Royal Yachting Association
2003 - Present

Level II Canoe & Kayak Coach

British Canoe Union